Freedom from slavery: So how many slaves came to the New World from Africa and what can the Democrats and Republicans do today?
Well how about that — only a tiny percentage of slaves came from Africa to the New World. About 388,00 total. A tiny percentage of the total.
According to PBS.org and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. Only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s right: a tiny percentage.
Today in Africa there are an estimated 9.2 million people living in modern day slavery. The population of Africa 2017 is 1,256,268,025.
Migrants allowed to remain in Switzerland because they risk death in their homelands are using welfare money to fund holidays back home in Eritrea. That’s wht theBasler Zeitungreports.
The Swiss newspapernotesthat thousands of migrants each year go to Eritrea for their holidays each year — despite their having supposedly fled the northeast African nation in fear of their lives.
Although a large proportion of Eritreans in Switzerland have been refused asylum, authorities are powerless to deport them because their homelands are deemed to be too dangerous by the country’s refugee policy.
While there are no direct flights to Eritrea, the Basler Zeitung says it found that up to fifty people a day are leaving Switzerland in order to holiday in the African country.
It typically costs around 599 Swiss Francs (£475) in January or 650 Swiss Francs (£516) in high season for a return journey to Eritrea according to the German language daily.
The paper notes that taxpayer stipends to migrants must be quite generous as the vast majority of Eritreans residing in Switzerland live on welfare.
Firenze Sage: Has the whole world gone nuts? This scam is standard fare now. Taxpayer funded holidays to alleged war zones.